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Urbani izziv Volume 27, No. 1, June 2016 : 149–161

UDK: 711.58:364.68:365.6
DOI: 10.5379/urbani-izziv-en-2016-27-01-005

 

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Author

Ayhan BEKLEYEN

Dicle University, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture, Diyarbakır, Turkey
ayhan.bekleyen@gmail.com

İlham YILMAZ-AY

Dicle University, Institute of Science, Diyarbakır, Turkey
y.ilham@hotmail.com

 

Title

Are gated communities indispensable for residents?

 

Abstract

Gated communities (GCs) – that is, residential areas with restricted access – have recently become widespread around the world. This study focuses on two GCs in Diyarbakır, one of the largest cities of southeast Turkey. The purpose of the study was to determine the satisfaction levels and preferences of residents of these communities. The findings, which revealed high resident satisfaction levels, show that residents chose to live in these communities mainly because of safety and prestige. The results of the study also indicate that long-term residents of GCs have a fear of living outside this kind of arrangement, which is reflected in a fear of moving.

 

Key Words

gated community, safe area, resident preferences, resident satisfaction levels, security, fear of crime

 

 

 

 

PUBLISHER

Urbanistični inštitut RS
Urbani izziv - Editorial Board
Trnovski pristan 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLO

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  urbani.izziv@uirs.si

ISSN

Print edition: 0353-6483
Web edition: 1855-8399

INDEX

GOOGLE SCHOLAR
h5-index: 12
h5-median: 17
INDEX COPERNICUS
ICV 2018: 121,25
CLARIVATE ANALYTICS
Indexed in ESCI


SCOPUS ELSEVIER

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SNIP: 0,357 (Quartile: Q2)
CiteScore: 0,44

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